Investor at Index Ventures
Grace focuses on early stage investments. Prior to joining Index, Grace was part of the Entrepreneur First 2013 cohort where she worked on two startups, one in the media and one in the healthcare space. Previously, she graduated from the Apple Store Leadership Programme where she spent a year managing the Regent Street Apple Store. She is passionate about communications, having worked in PR at Transferwise, Freud Communications and M&C Saatchi PR. Grace studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Lady Margaret Hall College, Oxford.
Co-founder & Partner at Earlybird
Engineer, co-founder and partner of Earlybird. Previously at McKinsey and then invested in former communist companies helping them become modern. Kite surfer and world champion sailor. Christian has more than 20 years of entrepreneurial and investment experience. He is currently on the boards of Auctionata (Berlin), LiquidM (San Francisco/Berlin), Number26 (Berlin), Smava (Berlin), Ubitricity (Berlin) and Versus (Berlin).
Managing Partner at Connect Ventures
Bill is a managing partner at Connect Ventures. He has 10 years working in venture capital and startups, having worked as an investment manager at Amadeus Capital and in a variety of operational roles at several California based startups. Bill has expertise in product management and marketing. Bill has a degree in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College and an MBA from London Business School. He is on the boards of Avari, Citymapper, Marvel, and Secret Sales.
Venture Partner at DN Capital
John is a Venture Partner for DN Capital in Germany, and is also on the board of DotLoop, a venture backed real estate technology company in the United States. John is also an active angel investor, co-investing alongside venture firms in companies where he can add value. Previously, John was the founder and CEO of two venture backed startups in the online real estate space in the U.S.. He sold his most recent company, MyNewPlace to RealPage (NYSE:RP) for $78.5 million in the summer of 2011. Under John's leadership, MyNewPlace grew by taking share away from five well entrenched competitors to become the second highest traffic apartment rental website in the U.S.
Co-founder of EC1 Capital
Julian Carter is a co-founder of EC1 Capital. He is a hands-on entrepreneur and experienced executive with over 15 years of working in web-related companies in verticals such as Casual Social Games, Interactive TV, Mobile, Classifieds Publishing, SEO and Legacy Software Modernisation in the UK and Ireland. Julian started EC1 Capital because we are living in an extraordinary pivotal time as we move quickly from an analog to a purely digitial society. The age of mobile is finally upon us, information is eating everything, legacy businesses are being disrupted. The massively falling costs of starting a tech company have created a market for EC1 Capital to invest in promising technology startups.
CEO MedTech Focus
Tobias Stone is co-founder of EyeFocus Accelerator, a specialist digital health accelerator. It is the first accelerator to address eye-care, and is a new model of accelerator aimed at building ecosystems that will be rolled out to cover different sectors of healthcare. Tobias advises a number of other accelerators and startups, as well as doing academic research into innovation and accelerators.
Investor at Accel Partners
Seth joined Accel in 2013. Prior to Accel, Seth worked at Vision Capital, an international private equity firm, where he focused on assessing new investment opportunities and overseeing the performance of existing portfolio companies. Seth began his career as a strategy consultant at Oliver Wyman, working in both the San Francisco and London offices and focusing on the media, technology, and retail sectors. Having grown up in the Chicago area, he has also lived in China, India, and Europe. Seth completed his Masters degree in Engineering Management at Dartmouth College. He also holds undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and graduated magna cum laude.
Vice President at Notion Capital
Wayne is an associate at Notion Capital, an entrepreneur backed venture capital firm focused on high potential businesses in the Cloud Computing and Software-as-as-Service (SaaS) markets. He describes himself as a marketing and communications professional passionate about digital communications, broader technology and web/mobile start-ups. Wayne always worked in the web and technology sector, from tech startups to companies with a global footprint and international clients, across a variety of roles from a starting point as a programmer and software architect through product management, marketing, partnerships and communications.
Principal at White Star Capital
John is a Principal at White Star Capital where he focuses primarily on seed and early stage companies in the following areas: mobile, data, marketplaces, gaming and digital currency. Prior to joining White Star Capital, John was the COO at Summly, a news summarisation and aggregation app which was acquired by Yahoo! in April 2013.
John has also held roles in strategy and business development at Facebook, as a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and as a lawyer at Allens-Linklaters. Based out of London, John invests in early stage companies across Europe.
Investor at Forward Partners
Pradeep is investor at Forward Partners. He started his first company at 17, which he ran with a school colleague for nearly six years and then sold successfully. He was CEO and Co-founder of various IT companies before going into the VC sector in 2011.